JERUSALEM (May. 10)
Jewish members of the Jerusalem municipality today left the session of the municipal council in a demonstration of protest against Mayor Mistapha Bey Khalidi who participated in a conference of Arab mayors at which it was Aecided to submit a petition to the Palestine Government requesting the immediate suspension of all Jewish immigration, the cessation of land sales to Jews and the establishment of an Arab government.
Mayor Khalidi, in an address at the conference, said that “the Jews are enemies of the Arab people.” At today’s session of the municipal council the Jewish aldermen vigorously protested against Khalidi’s anti-Jewish activities in his capacity as mayor of a city where Jews form a large percentage of the population. They voiced their lack of confidence in him and demonstratively walked out of the hall.
“Go in peace” the Arab mayor shouted after them. The Jewish members of the municipality proceeded to the office of the Jerusalem District Commissioner where they conferred with Commissioner Newton.
Following the conference of Arab mayors, leaders of Arab chambers of commerce in Palestine met and adopted resolutions supporting the demands of the mayors. At the same time ,the Palestine Arab Party sent a message to Prime Minister Churchill and to the Palestine High Commissioner protesting against the pro-Zionist resolution adopted by the British labor Party urging increased Jewish immigration to Palestine.